from 2006 lippincott williams & wilkins, inc. volume 36(11), november 2006, p 6 is safety on your radar screen?
by mee, cheryl l. rn,bc, cmsrn, msn
editor-in-chief, nursing2006 , firstname.lastname@example.org
editor's note: is safety on your radar screen?
unlike most health care errors--even those that kill patients--airplane crashes always make headlines. yet research shows that the airline passenger in seat 14c is safer than the hospital patient in bed 307a.
this month's issues in nursing feature, "view from the cockpit" (see page 50), explains why the airline industry can teach health care professionals something about safety.